Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Warmer weather is here!

Warmer weather has reached the Mount Washington Valley. Old man winter has finally let go of his grip on the region and Spring has sprung! Cranmore’s summer adventure employees are prepping the mountain for all of our summer attractions. Before we know it we will be opening our doors for summer fun. Summer is equally as fun here in the Mount Washington Valley as it is in the winter. Both our Aerial Adventure Park and the Mountain Adventure Park have enough activities and thrills to keep everyone having a good time. If you were here in the winter you know how fun it was to fly on the Soaring Eagle Zipline, cruise down the Mountain Coaster and arc higher and higher on the Giant Swing. But there are more activities than just those. We offer Segway tours that travel throughout the whole resort, as well as summer tubing (yes, we said summer tubing), bouncy houses, scenic chairlifts rides and more! We love summer here just as much as we love winter. Everyone at Cranmore looks forward to seeing familiar faces from the winter and new faces as well.
See you soon!

Aerial Adventure Park

Thursday, April 18, 2013

How to survive the offseason

Soon after the last chairlift stops moving, the wait for next winter begins. Memories of powder days and great corduroy, although a recent event seem so long ago due to the realization that summer is right around the corner. Even though it will be months before another flake falls, there are plenty of things you can do to make the summer months less torturous. 

Chances are you probably took some photos or video footage throughout the season. Now is the time to sort through everything you gathered and make something that will forever immortalize this past season. Creating a video can be fun and time consuming at the same time. Play around with different music, zany graphics and transitions to jazz up the video. Then when completed, show it off to all your friends and family. If video editing is a bit advanced for you, get old school with photos. Print them out and create a scrapbook. Creating a scrapbook allows you so many avenues to highlight the season. You could put photos in the book in order by date or you could create chapters like powder days, rail jam events or ski racing. 

 Getting in shape for next season is never a bad idea. Don’t be out of breath on the first run next season because you sat on the couch all summer. Take up road or mountain biking. Both are tremendously great cardio workouts and both will remind you of that fast Meister Cup run you took only a few months ago. Are you a fan of glade skiing or riding? Mountain biking will give you that same sensation as you weave your way through a sea of tall trees. 

Once the season ends a lot of people will simply throw all of their equipment in a closet and forget about it until the start of the next season. Often times people will take their equipment out of it's summer hibernation to find that they need to sharpen, wax and fix a part of their binding as they are loading up the car for the first day of the season. Before tucking your stuff away for the summer, make sure that you have thrown on a summer coat of wax to protect your base as well as taking care of anything thing wrong with your equipment. You want to be ready for next season starts.

Buying your season pass now not only ensures that you will be able to get on the lifts; you will also save some money before rates increase throughout the summer and fall.  The extra money that will be left in your pocket will help purchase that new snowboard, a new pair of fancy looking goggles or a filling meal in Zip’s Pub and Grill.

Nowadays a lot of people prefer to listen to music when they ski or ride, if you are not one of those people look into becoming one of those people. Music simply adds to the overall experience. Explore new music through Pandora and Spotify. Create plenty of playlists to last through the whole winter.

All of these activities will make the days and months disappear quicker than you would have imagined. Before you know it we will be back on the slopes of Cranmore Mountain!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Looking ahead to summer

After having a fantastic 2012-2013 winter season and a fabulous few weekends of spring skiing and riding, the lifts have finally stopped turning. Although next winter is a few months away there are still plenty of events and activities going on at Cranmore to past the time until the snow starts flying again. The Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park staff will be gearing up for the upcoming summer season that will start Memorial Day Weekend. If you have never been to Cranmore in the summer do yourself a favor and make the trip to North Conway. There are plenty of activities to keep every member of the family entertained. You can take a wild ride on our Mountain Coaster, fly through the air on the Soaring EagleZipline, climb Spider Mountain and much more. 

 If you are one that is into music, then our Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series will definitely please your music needs. July 11th Irish Party with Ceili Rain will kick off the concert series with great Celtic, rock and folk music. Every Thursday from July 11th to August 8th, there will be great performances here at Cranmore.
As we shift gears here at Cranmore we would like to thank all those you came out and visited us this winter. We were blessed to receive plentiful snowfall amounts from Mother Nature and plenty of sun filled days to make this season quite remarkable. We hope that you had as much fun this winter as we did. See you Memorial Day Weekend!